I love this dish, I really do. Why have mac & cheese when you could have buffalo chicken mac & cheese? Why have buffalo chicken wings when you could have buffalo chicken mac & cheese? My problem is this: it's not healthy. Healthy eating is clean eating- minimally processed foods. Just because you tell people to make the pasta whole grain doesn't make it healthy. Maybe it makes it less bad for you? Milk, cheese? Not healthy. Sometimes EatingWell makes me wonder with their recipes. There always seems to be so many overly processed ingredients, and that's not eating well
Buffalo Chicken Casserole
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings—hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery—and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it’s sure to be a hit. We don’t typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank’s RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can’t find Frank’s.
61 Reviews for Buffalo Chicken Casserole
I made brown rice and swapped it for the pasta. I also bought a whole cooked rotisserie chicken and chopped it up and used it for the meat. The result was awesome!
I love anything with Frank's hot sauce in it! (I really do put that stuff on everything!) I made it for my dad and we both love spice; I over doubled the hot sauce and it still wasn't spicy enough for me. I added in canned tomatoes, as was mentioned before, and cut the milk to 2 3/4 cup. I added a bit more blue cheese, and used less noodles. In all honesty, I could have done without the extra blue cheese. It makes a ton of food! It's great for entertaining, or for using as leftovers all week at work! Dad loved it and said he wouldn't change anything about it!
This sounds like such a good idea, but it doesn't work. I doctored it with all the tips from posters, and they definitely helped -- add thyme, more hot sauce, more bleu cheese, less milk -- but it's still very meh. It evoked wings just enough to make me want to go get some actual buffalo wings. Given these ingredients, you'd do better to broil a breast, top it with hot sauce and bleu cheese, and pair it with a salad. Lot quicker, too.
One word: fail. I'm really into clean eating, but I'd rather just go out for wings on an indulgence night or make them at home (use hot sauce and real butter with a bit of honey to make your own buffalo sauce and KNOW what's in it). Tried this recipe straight up and using the suggestions. Just unappetizing flavors and textures inside a casserole. Just make yourself truly happy once every few months and go out for wings.
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